New Shoes

Chris Raschka (Author)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
9.2 X 0.4 X 9.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane's Giant Steps; Can't Sleep; In the City; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.


"Raschka takes a common experience and personalizes it by employing the visual perspective of a young child...the page design, along with the loose, amiable watercolor-and-gouache illustrations, elevates the book. Vibrant and full of energy, the pictures fully engage the reader as a participant in the story."--Booklist
"Raschka's loose line and bright watercolor-and-gouache edge-to-edge illustrations are lively and sweet, perfectly suited to his subject. A delightfully important adventure for a very small person."--Kirkus Reviews
"Raschka's clever visual perspective takes this outing from solid to superb...a delightful, somewhat Mr. Rogers-esque introduction and celebration of a small but significant life activity."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The watercolor and gouache illustrations in Raschka's signature loose style give a child's-eye view of each phase of shoe-shopping. ...Raschka focuses on small moments of ordinary life that become significant: in this case, a young child who still needs help from adults practices self-reliance and makes independent choices."--Horn Book Magazine
"[A] simple joyous celebration...a perfect choice for preschoolers as well as new readers. ...A lovely, original book about a familiar rite of growing up, perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing."--School Library Journal (starred review)